The Ship

USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) is the second ship of the Zumwalt class of guided missile destroyers.  Christened on June 18, 2016, the future USS Michael Monsoor will be one of the largest destroyers and most technologically advanced surface combatants in the world.

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Michael Monsoor

As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element on 29 September 2006, Petty Officer Monsoor chose to protect his SEAL teammates and threw himself onto a grenade during a coordinated attack by insurgents...

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The Commissioning

On January 26, 2019, in Coronado, California, the Commissioning Ceremony and events surrounding it will commemorate the legacy of Michael Monsoor and welcome the ship that bears his name into the active fleet of the United States Navy.

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Commissioning Ceremony invitations are in the mail

By Bob Kopas | December 13, 2018

Ceremony invitations for crewmember guests were placed in the US Mail early during the week of December 10th.  Invitations for…

Future USS Michael Monsoor arrives in San Diego!

By Bob Kopas | December 8, 2018

The future USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG 1001) arrived in San Diego on Friday, December 7th, 2018.  Here are some pictures…

Monsoor Transits Panama Canal

By Bob Kopas | December 1, 2018

A great picture of MICHAEL MONSOOR transiting the Panama Canal enroute the Pacific Ocean and San Diego. Courtesy of Tom…

News and Pictures from Michael Monsoor Transit to San Diego

By Bob Kopas | November 22, 2018

The future USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG 1001) departed Bath Maine on November 9, 2018 enroute San Diego.  During her transit,…

Invitation Update 12 OCT 2018

By Bob Kopas | October 12, 2018

 Commissioning Ceremony — Invitation mailings are a two step process. Starting in November, the US NAVY will begin mailing out invitations…

Red Currahee Battalion, US ARMY remembers Michael Monsoor

By Bob Kopas | August 3, 2018

Michael Monsoor Video and Medal of Honor Ceremony Videos

By Bob Kopas | July 27, 2018

Michael Monsoor – Medal of Honor Medal of Honor Ceremony

Jocko Podcast with Mike Sarraille discussing Michael Monsoor

By Bob Kopas | July 24, 2018

Starts at 1 hr, 18 min into Podcast. Mike Sarraille was there with Michael Monsoor and gives his account of…

Future USS MICHAEL MONSOOR delivers to USN

By Bob Kopas | April 26, 2018

The future USS MICHAEL MONSOOR was turned over to the U.S. Navy this past weekend by the shipbuilder. The crew…

Commissioning Date Locked in!

By Bob Kopas | April 11, 2018

The Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Richard V. Spencer, has approved January 26, 2019 as the Commissioning date for…